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1. The “Five Rights” of medication administration are:  the right resident, the right medication, the right dosage, the right time, the right route.

2. Self-administration of medication means the ALF staff removes the medication from their individual containers and places it in the hands of the resident.

3. When supervising residents taking medications, always encourage the resident to remove his own medications from their individual containers.

4. If resident refuses to take his medication, it is permissible to place the medication in his food without him knowing it.

5. When supervising self-administration of medications, it is acceptable to open the medication container (bottle) for the resident if he is unable to do so.

6. While assisting a resident with his medications you notice the resident is staggering, his speech is slurred, and his eyelids are half shut.  You should encourage the resident not to take his medications and contact his physicians.

7. Resident has left on a pass with his family.  On his medication record you should place an “H” for home/pass at his scheduled time for medications.

8. When assisting a resident with his medications you notice the resident has run out of one of his medications.  On his medication record you should put your initial in the appropriate time slot, circle it, and write on the medication notes on the back of the medication record “Not Available”, then notify the pharmacy.

9. All central storage medications should be kept in a locked container, cabinet or closet.

10. Always store medications for the eyes, ears and nose separate from each other.  Never mix ear, nose and eye medications of different residents in the same container.

11. Discontinued or abandoned medications should be destroyed with one witness present or returned to the pharmacy as soon as possible.

12. Normal aging alters the way drugs are absorbed into and eliminated from the body, which means drug actions on the elderly are less predictable than younger adults.

13. If a resident refuses his medications you should put an X in the allotted time slot on his medication record.

14. If you observe the following symptoms in a resident – difficulty swallowing, drooling, muscle rigidity, involuntary movements of mouth, tongue or hands – you should ignore them because these are common side effects of their medications.

15. When you see the word “discontinued” or the letters “D/C” on the resident’s medication record, this means that the medication has been discontinued by the resident’s physician and it should be removed from his medication bin.

16. When an error in transcription is made on the resident’s medication record, you should circle your initial in the appropriate slot and write the words “error in transcription” on the back of the medication record in the medication notes section, date it and sign your signature.